987. National Trust property subject to settlements.

For the purposes of the statutory power of tenants for life to grant land for public and charitable purposes1, any grant or lease to the National Trust2 of settled land is deemed to be made for the general benefit of the settled land and for charitable purposes in connection with it and, in the application of that power to grants or leases to the National Trust, five acres are substituted for one acre3.

If a settlement4 comprises a principal mansion house5, then, subject to certain conditions6, the National Trust may accept and retain, and the tenant for life7 may g